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 SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 

VOLUME 12 NO. 17




On Tuesday, April 24th, a new chapter in the history 
of Sierra Madre began. The City Council elected Denise 
Delmar as Mayor. She follows outgoing Mayor 
Rachelle Arzmendi and it marks the first time in the 
111 year history of Sierra Madre that women have 
held the office of Mayor for two consecutive terms. 
In addition, former Mayor John Harabedian was 
elected as Mayor Pro Tem which will, if tradition 
is followed, allow him to serve two terms as Mayor 
within a 4 year period. Councilman and Former 
Mayor John Cappoccia declined the position of Mayor 
Pro Tem to give John that opportunity.

 There were other firsts that evening. The newly 
appointed City Clerk, Sue Spear, administered her 
first Oaths of Office to the three re-elected councilpersons, 
Delmar, Arizmendi and Councilman Gene 
Goss. Spear was appointed to fill the unexpired term 
for the previous City Clerk in resigned earlier this 

 Mayor Delmar expressed her excitement at being 
able to work together with the same colleagues again. 
She thanked everyone for their support of the council 
and their support of her re-election.

 Former Mayor Rachelle Arizmendi was recognized 
for her achievements during her term in office by 
Mayor Delmar on behalf of the city. Those accomplishments 
included (partial listing) presiding over 
23 regular and 2 special council meetings, ushering 
in a fiscally balanced budget and presiding over 
the establishenent of the city's first fully paid Fire 

 Arizmendi was also honored by the Sierra Madre 
Chamber of Commerce, and the representatives 
from the offices of Congresswoman Judy Chu, State 
Senator Anthony Portantino and State Assemblyman 
Chris Holden. A reception followed the the meeting 
with the traditional 'Sierra Madre Cake'.

 The first council meeting for Mayor Delmar will be 
held on May 3, 2018

MVNews/Photo courtesy City of Sierra Madre

 On Monday, April 23, 2018 at approximately 4 pm, a female driver lost control of her vehicle on 
N. Lima near Highland in Sierra Madre. The accident happened near Sierra Madre Elementary 

 According to Detective Henry Amos of the SMPD, the driver, who is from El Monte, was in her 
twenties and sustained injuries that required her to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. It was 
at the hospital that she was cited by the police for driving under the influence. There were no 
other injuries.

 Amos discussed the increase in such accidents and referenced the SMPD Facebook post: 

"Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle 
fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last 
year, and distracted driving is a major contributor.

Thankfully this was not the scene of a fatal accident ... just a reminder from the Sierra Madre Police 

MVNews/Photo courtesy Sierra Madre Police Department


The Rotary Young Professionals honoring the GCE 
Team from Agra, India is visiting the San Gabriel 
Valley. They have scheduled travels across the US 
before returning home. Rotary of Sierra Madre 
hosted the team at the Nano Café on Tuesday 24 
April along with the family hosts and other guests. 
Participation of Rotary International’s Group 
Cultural Exchange program involves arranging for 
each young professional to observe and interact in 
his or her profession with a variety of companies. 
District 5300 sponsored a five member Southern 
California team to Agra, India for three weeks to 
learn the cultural differences in their businesses. The 
incoming team from Agra consists of a Rotarian 
leader and four young non-Rotarian professionals; 
Anmol Shrivastava, Awleen Chawla, Neha Ramani. 
Back: Montek Singh Hura, Rtn. Ajay Agrawal Team 
Leader. This is their final week is in the West San 
Gabriel Valley where they will stay with a new set 
of Rotarian host families and participate in planned 
activities lead by President Elect,

Marilyn Diaz.

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